Transitional Year

PROGRAM GOALS & OBJECTIVES

Resident shall demonstrate attainment in the following core competencies during the residency training:

  1. Medical knowledge
  2. Patient care
  3. Interpersonal communication skills
  4. Professionalism
  5. Practice-based learning and improvement
  6. Systems-based practice

The Transitional Year Internship Program is a one-year training experience that allows interns to fulfill the clinical prerequisite for specialty training. Three of the TRI positions are linked to the Radiology Residency Program.

The Transitional Year Internship is required in five states: West Virginia, Florida, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Michigan. It is also required to pursue residency in several specialties including Dermatology, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Radiation Oncology, PM&R, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology.

The curriculum is flexible within the list of ACGME and AOA requirements to allow varied career paths, allowing preparation for fields such as dermatology, radiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Additionally, this internship provides a general year of training with exposure to various fields of clinical medicine.

ROTATION GOALS & OBJECTIVES

The Curriculum Will Be Delivered in Various Settings Including:

  1. Inpatient hospital care
  2. Ambulatory outpatient care
  3. Classroom didactic learning
  4. Research and scholarly activities
  5. Self-directed learning
  6. Collaboratively with OPTI-West, Sponsoring Institution

Rotations will be scheduled by the program director in accord with the AOA Basic Document and the Basic Standards for Training and/or ACGME Common Program Requirements and may be updated from time to time.

Competency assessment of medical knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and skills will typically be verified by the faculty physicians. Residents shall attend not less than 70% of all required curricular activities and meetings.

GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

The Transitional Year Internship shall adhere to a one-year curriculum that meets or exceeds the requirements listed below in order to prepare the resident for transfer into a specialty residency through the provision of a combination of didactic and clinical training opportunities.  The training will expose the resident to clinical application patient care as well as the skills necessary to develop the proper attitudes towards patients, professional staff and the Administration of the hospitals.

DIDACTICS

The didactic schedule will include:

Each sub-specialty area of training will have specified reading assignments.

A minimum of five hours per week of faculty or guest lecturer presentations or supervised educational activities including but not limited to:

    • Journal Club
    • Lectures
    • Multi-specialty conferences
    • Film conference
    • Educational media presentations
    • Resident Case Study presentations

PRIMARY TEACHING SITES

Hemet Valley Medical Center

Hemet Healthcare SurgiCenter

Primary Physician Offices

Clinical Components shall be 12 months in duration

One month Family Medicine

One month Surgery/Ortho

One month  ICU/Pulmonary

One month Pediatrics (outpatient)

One month Emergency Medicine

One month OB/GYN (inpatient and outpatient)

Four months Inpatient Internal Medicine

Two months Electives (on site if matched; may be out-rotation if not matched)

Available on-site electives include but not limited to:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology (limited space available-requires DME approval)
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Nephrology

 

** Note- All schedules are subject to change